Characteristics Of The Stihl BG 50

The Stihl BG 50 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 412 CFM at 159 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2 cc engine.
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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 412
MPH Up to 159
Blowing Force 13 N

Engine

Make N/A
Engine Displacement 27.2 cc
Strokes 2
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 14.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 7.9 lbs
Noise Rating 70 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Overview of the Stihl BG 50

  • Power: The Stihl BG 50 is a gas-powered leaf blower with a maximum air volume rating of 412 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 159 MPH.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. Among other gas-powered handheld leaf blowers, the Stihl BG 50 can be considered light, weighing only 7.9 lbs.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 27.2 cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the BG 50 cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (see your user’s manual for details).
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BG 50 to match.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 70 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 14.5 fl. oz., this Stihl blower is average when compared to other gas-powered handheld leaf blowers.

The Stihl BG 50's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BG 50 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 159 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the BG 50 has a lower air speed than most gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • As this unit is rated at 412 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it is less powerful than most gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Lightweight (7.9 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (14.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable Noise (70 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (412 CFM)
  • Low MPH (159 MPH)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BG 50 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445
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